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Reports of inspection of the field jurisdictions of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1873-1900

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English
Washington, D.C. : National Archives & Records Administration, Central Plains Region, 1978
60 microfilm reels ; 35 mm
National Archives microfilm publications; M1070

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"The inspectors investigated fully all matters pertaining to the conditions of the Indians and the extent to which they adopted white civilization, reservation boundaries, the use of reservation lands, the state of industry (usually the percentage of farming and cattle grazing by government employees and Indians), the character and abilities of the agent and other employees, school conditions, the status of agency fiscal records, and enforcement or violation of the law. During the 1890's many inspection reports were submitted on printed forms showing the names and titles of employees at the agency; their residence, age, sex, and rate of compensation; the nature and extent of services performed; and comments on character, education, and personal habits, and qualifications or fitness for the position. Other topics covered in the written reports include the health of the Indians; the receipt of rations; the removal and treatment of Indians by agents and other officials; traders' dealings with Indians; Indian courts; building repairs; condition of dormitories, kitchens, and dining rooms; the water supply; fire protection; and sanitation and drainage... charges or claims made by individuals or changes in personnel at agencies."--Introd.

The reports are actually from the records of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1873-1880, and from the Indian Division of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior, 1880-1900.

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